The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF), is a Global leader in the fight against Pediatric HIV and AIDS, working in 15 Countries at over 5,500 sites around the world to prevent the transmission of HIV to children, and to help those already infected.
In Kenya, EGPAF works in partnership with the Ministry of Health and various County Governments to support HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment.
EGPAF is mainly funded by PEPFAR through The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), The United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
Program Manager, Adolescent HIV/AIDS and Sexual and Reproductive Health
(Local Candidates Only)
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
The Program Manager will provide overall management and technical oversight for implementation of an anticipated program in Kenya and Zambia for adolescent intensified HIV case-finding in urban settings.
The Program Manager will be responsible for implementation of project goals and objectives, and will provide the overall strategic and programmatic direction to the project, in close collaboration with EGPAF technical staff.
S/he must have a demonstrated understanding of and experience working with global public health issues related to youth and adolescents, especially HIV/AIDS, sexual and reproductive health, and behavior change interventions.
This position is contingent upon receipt of funding.
- Provide leadership in the strategic use of resources for successful program implementation.
- Provide technical leadership and quality assurance to this project, including for activities that empower young people to seek HIV testing and make informed decisions about their health and wellbeing.
- Interact with large numbers of program participants, youth groups, and team members, guiding feedback exchanges, facilitating problem-solving, and providing technical expertise.
- Manage development of annual work plans and report to the funder on project technical and financial performance.
- Supervise dedicated project staff in Nairobi and Lusaka.
- Ensure quality of project operations and any sub-award management under the project.
- Be responsible for problem-solving and course-correction on all project activities.
- Prepare and/or oversee the preparation of project deliverables including all monitoring and reporting required under the agreement.
- Ensure compliance with EGPAF policies, funder rules and regulations, MOH policies, and Kenyan/Zambian laws.
- Facilitate critical collaborative relationships required for the project, with Ministry of Health and other relevant stakeholders.
Qualifications and Key Competencies:
- Higher education degree required (MPH or other relevant Master’s Degree)
- Minimum of 5-8 years of relevant experience in international HIV programs targeting adolescents in resource-poor settings.
- Demonstrated understanding of global public health issues related to youth and adolescents, especially SRH, HIV/AIDS, and behavior change interventions.
- Knowledge of best practices and state-of-the-art approaches in community-based adolescent health and HIV programming.
- Proven track record of designing and implementing innovative, results-oriented behavior change programs for adolescents.
- Experience in conducting assessments and demonstrated ability to analyze and use data gathered from communities to design effective behavior change strategies.
- Proven experience in management and leadership.
- Experience overseeing project budgets.
- Excellent communication skills; fluency in written and spoken English. Knowledge of local languages a plus.
- Strong interpersonal skills; ability to build partnerships and consensus, within teams and with other stakeholders.
- Demonstrated experience working in developing country settings; experience in the East Africa region preferred.
- This position will require frequent travel to Lusaka, Zambia.
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